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Hen with 2 vents (GRAPHIC PIC) UPDATE!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cherndon712, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apr 12, 2007
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    If you have a vet that works with poultry maybe he can check her to see if it is 2 holes connected together or 2 separate ones all together. He might then be able to sew one shut if they are connected, as not to confuse the roo..lol OK, I have to ask, does this mean she is bi sexual?? Sorry couldnt help it.. Jenn
     
  2. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    WY
    LOL She was with a roo, and he tried but she threw a fit...There aren't any vets here that are familiar with poultry...
     
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Interesting...
    A doctor could definitely help her out...even for the medical oddity factor...
     
  4. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    That's just weird...[​IMG] I'm sure a veterinary school would like to look at that.
     
  5. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    That is VERY interesting...

    Same thing happens in humans from time to time. A woman can have two uteri, cervixes, vaginas and openings, or she can have two uteri that merge at some point to have only one opening. There is even a documented case of a woman pregnant with two babies at the same time - one in one uterus and one in the other that were conceived a couple months apart. One was born, then a couple months later she had the other one. Can you imagine?

    Nature has some pretty strange twists from time to time. Humans AND chickens included.

    For your hen my only concern would be if she has the propensity to become egg bound. On the possible positive sides (I guess...) she might be able to lay more than one egg a day if she has two complete reproductive tracts...

    Thanks for sharing the pics.
     
  6. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    WY
    Yeah, I have a friend who is a twin in herself....Unfortunately, she has cancer, and had to have 2 uteri and 4 ovaries taken out...So I just hope she doesn't get bound!
     
  7. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    Maybe someone at the CSO vet school could help.
     
  8. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    WY
    What is the CSO vet school?
     
  9. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Well Crystal, I have seen many abnormal birth defects over the years. But a two vented chicken is a first for even me. But is you really wasnt to find out about this hen, you should contact the University of Wyoming at Laramie. They have a vet school there that would love to check your hen out. I believe the number is 307-766-2224. If this is not correct, they will direct you to the correct number.
     
  10. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    WY
    Oh, thank you!! My SO says this isn't a rare thing...I tend to think so, as most of you well-knowing chicken people say so!!
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2008

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